Delete
Share
This Question is Closed
jim_thompson5910
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
1
The absolute value of any number is just the distance that number is from 0
ex: |-7| = 7 because the number -7 is seven units away from 0 on the number line
jim_thompson5910
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
1
so what is |-4| ?
Yolo4mecuite
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
=4
jim_thompson5910
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
1
|-4| = 4
so
-|-4| = -4
Yolo4mecuite
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
oh okay so -|-4| = -4?
jim_thompson5910
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
1
just gotta keep that negative outside the absolute value in mind
jim_thompson5910
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
1
normally |-4| = 4, which is positive
so |-4| is positive, but negating that to get -|-4| makes the result negative
Yolo4mecuite
Best Response
You've already chosen the best response.
0
Oh okay I see thanks!